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Fill grooves of old wood paneling

I have old wood paneling that was painted with semi-gloss paint not too long ago. We want to fill the grooves and make it look like drywall and smooth. I found this article. It seems simple based on ...
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Paint blisters and bubbles right after professional paint job, then rain

Our Victorian house was recently professionally painted - the job finished a few days ago. Last night it started raining, and this morning there are many places where the paint is now bubbling and ...
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Can you use Metal Oil based paint on wood Shelving

I'm looking to avoid using latex paint to paint my new OSB Wood. I know latex is easier to work with, but it seems far less durable when it comes to something that will see heavy use, like garage ...
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Trouble matching paint color - should I try again?

I need to touch up paint in a large room. I cut a chip out of the wall and brought it to a box store, which color-matched it. I didn't watch them match it so I don't know which method they used. The ...
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Painting over linseed finish

I finished a piece of wooden furniture I've built with industrial premade linseed oil finish. Afterwards I noticed patches where glue residues caused visible stains on the wood. This does not look so ...
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Repair an ceramic sink / enamel, and have perfect color match

There was a little hole in this ceramic sink: and I filled it with this "GEB Enamel Repair Paste". It works very well by mixing the resin and the hardener. After 24 hours, I finished the work with ...
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how long can i expect tile paint to last on a bath and vanity [closed]

I hope to update my bathroom by painting the bath and vanity to white from cream. How long can I expect this to last ?
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Painting exterior door, what paint to use?

I'm refinishing my grandmothers front door. It is metal (I'm sure) with a coat of factory primer (I think). I stripped off the previous paint with a few applications of Citristrip. The primer ...
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What paint for exterior door that bubbled

I had a urethaned fir, front door that last year I sanded down past the veneer due to weather damage. Now I was stuck using paint. After completely sanding down to bare wood, I used acrylic ext primer,...
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Latex Paint won't come off

I am desperately trying to get all of this ugly dark blue latex paint off the walls of one of my bedrooms. Nothing works at getting it off. We've tried the wire brush. The scraper. Even spraying it ...
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How can I reduce drying time for alkyd paint?

Watching paint dry is a metaphor, but it is really true. It seems to take a long time for it to dry, especially in a humid climate. I am trying to paint a piece of wood and I have literally been ...
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How can I prevent glossy areas when using chalkboard paint?

We recently tried to make a chalkboard wall with not-great results, and I was wondering if anyone has any tips. First I sanded down the existing latex paint to get rid of some of the texture, then ...
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Power tool for scraping paint off windows

I need to scrape paint off of a bunch of windows where the painters painted over the glass. I know I can use a razor, but that takes a long time. Are there any power tools that I could use to make ...
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How to make stone fireplace look better, darker and shinier? [closed]

My fireplace looks somewhat dull and cement-y. I would love to hear more suggestions to make the stones look better. I am thinking about putting some clear coat to make it darker and shinier. Is that ...
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What's special about ceiling paint that makes it particularly suitable for ceilings?

I've got ceilings that need to be painted, and I don't have any ceiling paint but I have a bunch of leftover white paint from painting my walls. Is there any reason I shouldn't just use my leftover ...
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Re-surface desk for laser mouse

I have an IKEA desk with a subtle fake wood grain paint layer (black) on the surface. The paint in the area that my mouse moves has worn away leaving a shiny textureless surface that the laser mouse ...
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What paint is best for asbestos siding? [closed]

Is one type of paint better than another to paint over dark asbestos siding?
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I had hot glue holding something up on my wall as I had seen that it wouldn’t take off paint [closed]

I went to remove the object to clean it and it peeled off part of my paint I have white dry wall showing now and I don’t know how to cover it or put the item back up because it is quite heavy and will ...
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Can I mix tie dye into wall paint?

Can you mix white wall paint and tie dye you use for clothes? I want to paint my walls different colors but the only thing I have is white paint and found some tie dye you use for clothes and it's ...
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Dark spots on painted wall

The other day I covered up a mark on a painted wall using the same paint used before with a roller. The paint is Dulux emulsion paint and was stirred before use. It has been almost 24 hours since I ...
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What is an estimated paint to primer ratio on exterior bare wood?

I've used 3 gallons of KILZ Premium Primer (2 coats plus touch ups) and will top it with Behr's Premium Plus, Paint & Primer All in One, Exterior Satin Enamel in a Medium Base. Please don't tell ...
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Why does paint on the table blister and wood swells?

My friend's study table looks like this. Why does this happen? Why does the wood under the paint swell and the paint peel?
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Re-Painting Concrete porch

Hi I have a concrete porch with peeling and cracking paint. Do I need to sand it and then power-wash it before repainting. I tried using an orbital sander with 60 grit sandpaper but it just kept ...
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Re-painting drywall after patching leaves tones

I patched a few scrapes and small holes in the drywall, then got a can of color-matched paint in the hardware store (I took a sample with me, they color-matched it and prepared the paint). It is a ...
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Coating copper with aluminium powder

I am about to install a copper weathervane which will also work as lightning conductor (it will be mounted on top of an earthed aluminium flagpole). Because: exposed to weather, copper will corrode ...
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Recommended paint for outdoor cement patio

In my back garden, I have a small cement pad. It used to have a shed on it, but the previous owner took it with them when they left. I've decided to turn it into a sort of patio, which is working well....
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What type of paint can be used over oil-based primer?

I don't remember what brand or type of paint was used in my kitchen about 9 years ago. One wall has developed some cracks and the paint has been coming off in brittle "chips" My kitchen gets very ...
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Tools for painting a wall

I had a dry wall job done and I need to paint the wall. A touch up might work as well but I bet i will not end up with a finished result. Can you list the set of tools needed for doing the painting ...
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What type of wall texture is this? How can I match it?

Looking for what type of wall texture this is, how is it applied (i.e. spray on)? Basement window flooded, I need to match the texturing around the rest of the room. It looks like a SantaFe ...
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How can I conceal the underside of roof sheathing with protruding roofing nails?

I just had a new roof done and as you can see, they used long nails which protruded through the plywood and splintered the wood. I cannot afford to have someone scrape and paint the whole underside of ...
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Uneven paint on a smooth and primed wall

I am attempting to paint a tuff wall using a latex paint. It's actually a repaint, so I stripped the old (water based, possibly whitewash) paint using steam and a scraper, allowed the wall to dry ...
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Removing masking/paper from skirting

I've recently renovated my kitchen, which amongst a great many other things involved putting in new skirting boards, which needed painting. So, to protect our new timber floor we decided to slide A4 ...
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Can I use an HVLP sprayer on the exterior of my house?

I’m painting the outside of my house. Wood siding. I’m using a brush and roller but I remembered I have an hvlp paint sprayer that I think would be pretty convenient to use. I was reading online that ...
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What type of paint do you use for a concrete retaining wall to work with hydrostatic pressure?

I know we are not supposed to recommend brands because it is against the rules. But I am trying to paint some outdoor cement stairs that tie into a retaining wall that is roughly 4ft tall to as high ...
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Refrigerator rust spots paint touchup

My refrigerator door has developed a few little spots where rust has bubbled up and the paint has flaked off. Mostly under 5mm in diameter, but a couple along the edges and corners of the door are ...
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What is the best type of paint for a basement floor?

I need to paint a basement floor that will see rugged use. What type of paint is appropriate for that? Or is maybe paint the wrong thing altogether and I should use a bake on plastic or something like ...
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How to pick the correct white? [closed]

After repairing some damage to a wall, I need to re-paint the repaired area to match the rest of the wall. I have been given the wrong colour by a shop assistant and it has made it worse (See photo). ...
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Painting over paint with rust spots coming through

I recently sanded down two beams to remove the rust and then painted over them with a "rust inhibitor" and then two coats of a basic ceiling paint. However there are now numerous rust spots coming ...
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How should I touch up my exterior door's paint after changing hardware?

After installing some new locks and handles, I realized that the previous owners didn't have the entire door painted but rather it was only around the hardware. I have the paint color and paint type, ...
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I want to mix old latex paint with ready concrete mix or cat litter to make pavers. [closed]

I want to mix latex paint with ready mix concrete or cat litter to make pavers. Trying to find a way of using approx 200 gallons of old paint since I can't dispose it. Also trying to come up with ...
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Primer not adhering to paint

I am priming some walls which have two different paints exposed. The previous painter did not remove the coax cover plate when painting, and that older paint is causing problems for the primer. I'm ...
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Type of paint to buy for paint sprayer

I bought a Magnum airless paint sprayer to paint the exterior of a house. I'll be using latex paint (probably Behr from Home Depot). I'm wondering which quality of paint would work best in it. Behr ...
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Waterproofing fibreglass door

I have a fiberglass door exposed to elements and the paint is starting to peel off. Can I spray any waterproof coat or sealer for wood surfaces from home improvement stores to protect the pain. The ...
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Sanded wall rough after brushing / rolling Kilz Original — should I sand or is this normal?

I'm remodeling a pantry space in my home that had glossy dark purple paint on two walls and more matte gray paint on the other two. After removing shelving and wall anchors and completing wall repairs ...
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Get rid of mold in closet already painted over

I have mold in a closet with 2 water pipes. 7 years ago there was a leak upstairs that ran down. My roommate does not want to involve building so it's up to me. I had a removal company come and do a ...
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Paint a twenty year old door that have some paint peeled off

If one do not want to use a paint stripper to remove the remaining paint, is it recommend to paint a new water-based wood paint on the door?
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Tinting ValSpar Light Base Paint

I am building my new house and at the painting stage. I found a good deal on Light Base Valspar paint, and picked up enough to finish the house. I had the interior tinted at my local hardware store ...
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How to fill and paint over chip in powder coated aluminum chair

Not sure whether due to weather/humidity changes or what, but a pretty new outdoor chair that we have has warped and cracked. It's made out of aluminum and powder coated. Whats the best remedy here? ...
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How can I make these semi-gloss paint patches blend with the wall?

I recently tried to fix a number of small holes in a wall that is painted with brown semi-gloss paint. Unfortunately, the paint patches are still very obvious, even after several days of drying: ...
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How to put furniture against a painted wall without the paint sticking?

I'm replacing the plumbing in my bathroom. I took the vanity away from the wall for access to the pipes. When I removed the cabinet, some paint and drywall came with it. The cabinet's back was made of ...

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